Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage.
From a post earlier today, with updates.
I've taken today to ponder deeply what I heard from Pr. Obama, press sources I respect, recent developments with our Sherioc Sister Chief Theresa Spence, brother Robinson.... It is clear for me that what moral support my Fast in solidarity with Chief Spence / Idle No More might provide, is even more miniscule than what help I might be to our next 200 billion kids, by immediately redirecting my efforts toward the emerging Organizing for Action, alongside the Godsend - Pr. Obama.
With Organizing for Action there is for the first time a major opportunity to give our kids a future other than Ecocide Hell, seriously attacking Green House Gasses. And that may well drag me, us, into other fights as diverse as gun control, gay rights, debt, 2014 election... to get the political capital needed for the necessary legislation to avert Ecocide by Green House Gasses, in the next 4 years. But it will be a full on, 4 year fight, requiring that the House be reclaimed in 2014, and therefore I need to attempt to secure and undertake as rigorous and promising a Chemo, Radiation, whatever, treatment plan as physical support, and Medicare, can provide me. Note: I had forgone chemo, radiation, whatever as unacceptable because it would have prevented me maintaining the Canadian Embassy vigil going on 8 months now, and was unneeded given my Death Fast; but with what now is needed of me, a longer, sustained fight if the cancer can be slowed down; I need to attempt to secure and undergo the treatment.
This change in direction catches me at a somewhat deep physical and mental low - I'm tired, after 4 years of life-on-the-line, body-in-the-way, all out unviolent war for our children's future; and I Pray for understanding as I yet again shift gears in this new direction. And frankly, a bit older now, my body is rebelling, facing the cancer now as well; from a homeless shelter while I get chemo, and the streets, WHERE I NEED TO BE, IN FRONT OF THE CANADIAN EMBASSY, AS MUCH TIME AS I CAN.... Ugh. And now I'm imposing on folks, imposing on the system, for RESOURCES! ARGH!!!! I HATE THAT. What a frickin, old, wimp!
Make no mistake! I'm not tired if the fight. I'm just, well, tired, at the moment. I'll recover; soon, I expect.
More from today's earlier post:
01.22.13 Day 20: Heard Pr. O yesterday. Expecting to Terminate the Fast; Devote to Pr. Obama's/Our Organizing for Action
Barring anything to the contrary, I expect that by tonight I'll have decided to terminate the Fast and redirect my Life in the direction of Pr. Obama's / Our, Organizing for Action army against Climate Change / Ecocide - and I suggest you, and everyone you know, do the same. Now.
As I've maintained loudly, for 5 years now, Pr. Obama is the greatest Leader the world's ever seen. I know almost nothing, except High Stakes, Complex Leadership - what I've studied and practiced my entire adulthood, as an "Organizer" within and between high-tech businesses, while Pr. Obama started by doing it in disadvantaged neighborhoods of color. I "know" Pr. Obama better than anyone I've ever encountered or heard of except his immediate staff, no credit to me, but that's the fact of it.
Now, Pr. Obama has an army, Organizing for Action, enabling him to go after Ecocide, which in my small way I've begged for, and helped build - including over 700 phone calls (32nd most productive caller in the nation at one point I was) to get him elected, preventing Romney, btw, who would have been the final nail in the coffin of our American experiment, and in Earth's ability to support diversity of Life.
I know of no activist, no environmental activist, that KNEW that if and when he could, Pr. Obama would fight to Avert Ecocide with his very being. But I always knew it, having honed my Vision for Leadership my entire life. It was obvious. And Now, thanks to fellow citizens from the American Center, he 'can,' he has a way - us, in Organizing for America - a citizen Army. And until I see otherwise, I expect by tonight, to have redirected from the Fast, to that Army.
Mother Nature will give us no more time. We've run the clock out on our children's future. Pr. Obama, a Truth Seeker, a father, our Brother... knows this, and a lot more. Join him. Join us.
Should I abort the Fast, my digestive tract will be in chaos as it re-learns to consume normal calories - making an immediate return from recent refuge here in Phila, to the streets of DC, the Canadian Embassy, ill-advised for a few days, at least.
Yet, if I re-direct, I'll also need to make a priority securing and enduring cancer treatment, provided that I can make lodging arrangements that satisfy the hospital / care facility but arrangements that leave me free to fight in the Army on each of those days I'm not in treatment or recovering therefrom.
videolog Ecocide's Death Fast redoubled 01.21.13
Pr. Obama's Inaugural Speech Was Bold, But Following Through Won't Be Easy. TIME